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2014 BMW 4 Series First Drive

Name Dropping: BMW's New Coupe Takes a Curious Step<p>The 2014 4 Series coupe is what BMW calls the former 3 Series coupe. And while it’s probably going to take some time before its name will be able to leave your tongue without hesitation, the new coupe is faster and lighter than the one before it, …

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Elite Hacker Barnaby Jack Dies At 36

Barnaby Jack, one of the world's most prominent hackers, died on Friday, the San Francisco Medical Examiner tells NPR's Steve Henn.<p>As Steve tells our Newscast unit, Jack became a hacker hero when he exploited a security vulnerability in an ATM machine and made it spit out cash.<p>The move became known …

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Terminally ill 'Simpsons' co-creator Sam Simon giving fortune to charity - TODAY.com

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New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer

A knife can help surgeons make sure they removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors say.<p>LONDON — Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer.<p>An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use …

The Best Little Beach Towns In America

Nightlife-driven souls looking for Floridian action point their convertibles toward the likes of Fort Lauderdale and Key West. But a certain quieter, off-the-radar destination on the state's Gulf Coast holds a different kind of allure.<p><b>See the best little beach towns in the U.S. ></b><p>The cult-fave town …

Santa Cruz

Andy Murray Survived Dunblane School Massacre Before Winning Wimbledon

Nico Hines on the joy Andy Murray has brought to his native Dunblane, where he survived a school shooting.<p>A small Scottish town, once known only for …

Young Americans are Abandoning Car Ownership and Driving

Record numbers of young Americans don’t own a car or hold a driver’s license, and people are beginning to take notice.<p>Why do young people hate …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

Bill Gates

The George Clooney Of Central Bankers Just Started An Incredibly Difficult Job: Saving The UK Economy

The former Bank of Canada governor, took the reins from Mervyn King on July 1.<p>Carney is charming, with many likening him to George Clooney and Cary Grant. And celebrated — he is often called the rock star central banker.<p>And then there is his erudite background. He has a bachelor's degree in …

Bank of England

SR-71 Blackbird: The Cold War's ultimate spy plane

Colonel Rich Graham spent 15 years as a Blackbird pilot and wing commander. He told BBC Future some of his incredible stories about the world's fastest plane.<p>After a Soviet surface-to-air missile battery showdown with a USAF U-2 spy plane near the closed city of Sverdlovsk in 1960, the US …

Military Aircraft

Most Misunderstood British Foods

While American cuisine may be in a perpetual state of finding itself, one thing all Americans can agree on is that we love food. And with Independence Day upon us, it seems as good a time as ever to recognize and celebrate the American food that makes us proud -- both food that originated on our …

Food (UK)

The Hidden Dangers of Busyness | Inc.com

When the geekosphere exploded in May with the story of Yitang Zhang, the unknown University of New Hampshire lecturer who single-handedly solved one of the oldest problems in mathematics, we were intrigued. We loved his grunt-to-genius rise from Subway sandwich maker to academic superbrain. We …

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Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

New ad sees Rory McIlroy take on a trash-talking golf machine

<b>By Luke Kerr-Dineen</b><p>The commercial, part of the European Tour's "See Every Shot Imaginable" advertising campaign, features plenty of trash talking and gamesmanship between Rory and his rival Jeff, a golf laboratory computer controlled hitting machine. The pair fight to see who can hit more golf …

NOAA: A Rare Tsunami Hit The East Coast Earlier This Month

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says a 6-foot wave that hit the East Coast earlier this month was a rare tsunami.<p>The West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center said the source of the wave is "complex and under review," but they believe it was caused by a strong storm and …

Portfolio Managers Face Their Kobayashi Maru

Here’s Eric Peters from his Weekend Notes newsletter:<p>“There’s usually one time per year when everything goes wrong at once.” The S&P 500 topped at …

The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Self-improvement

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Protests and riots are spreading around the world. Where do they come from, and what do they signify?<p>Not long before he went to the altar of Notre …

Michael Hastings Sent Email About FBI Probe Hours Before Death

Hours before dying in a fiery car crash, award-winning journalist Michael Hastings sent an email to his colleagues, warning that federal authorities were interviewing his friends and that he needed to go "off the rada[r]" for a bit.<p>The email was sent around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 17. At 4:20 a.m. …

Can Iran be stopped?

IN 2009 Iran was on the verge of electing a reformer as president. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader, subverted the vote and crushed the …

South Asia

Humans and silicon don’t mix, but a new material coating could put chips inside our bodies

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Ohio State University<p>Silicon is cheap — a feature that has made it a darling of the electronics industry. But it has a …

FAA is finally ready to relax its outdated in-flight gadget restrictions

Decades after originally putting it in place, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is finally putting together a 28-member advisory panel to ease restrictions on in-flight gadget usage during commercial air travel, reports the Wall Street Journal.<p>Currently, flight attendants are charged with …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Cost Of Sitting On Cash

When investors get scared and they have nowhere to hide, they move their money to cash.<p>Cash is arguably a great place to store your wealth briefly until you make your next investing move.<p>However, cash itself is not really an investment.<p>"The one thing I will tell you is the worst investment you can …

Investing

Thunderbirds are gone

READERS of a certain age may remember Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s sci-fi puppet shows—“Supercar”, “Fireball XL5”, “Stingray”, “Thunderbirds” and …

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